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Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Manon, & The Opera Review

“The chief splendor of the evening came from the singers. Baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer turned Manon’s cousin, Lescaut, into a complex dramatic figure, a louche gambler and seducer who appeared to be making moves on his cousin when he meets her at the Inn in Act I.” To read the entirety of the Opera News article, […]

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Edwin Crossley-Mercer – Dubai & Schumann

Edwin Crossley-Mercer is having a very busy summer. After a recital in Dubai at the “One & Only Mirage Resort” on May 30th (the recital was called “It’s All About Love” and featured love songs in German, Russian, French, and English), Edwin returns France where he sings Robert Schumann’s rarely programmed “Paradise and the Peri” […]

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Opera News Review ~ Carmina Catulli

From OperaNews.com review of Carmina Catulli, “British baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer, a highly intelligent and versatile artist, sings with apparent full comprehension of the Latin texts, and pulls out a broad array of vocal colorings to illuminate the vivid moods of these unusual songs…Pianist Jason Paul Peterson is a full-fledged partner who exhibits thorough mastery of […]

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New Release: Linton: Carmina Catulli

“Linton… responds to the poetry with music of an eclectic but coherent and distinctive style, contemporary but otherworldly…British baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer, a highly intelligent and versatile artist, sings with apparent full comprehension of the Latin texts, and pulls out a broad array of vocal colorings to illuminate the vivid moods of these unusual songs. He […]

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The Making of “Carmina Catulli” Video

On August 19th, 2014 Michael Linton’s Carmina Catulli will be released on CD and via Digital Stores. This mammoth 17th movement song cycle has taken over 15 years to be fully realized. With magnificent performances by French baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer and American pianist Jason Paul Peterson, the recording of Carmina Catulli took place in December […]

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Breaking the Rules for Catullus

…for the applause broke out regularly despite the “rules” about waiting until the end of the song cycle. The audience was astounded; I mean taken aback, mesmerized even, and despite the New Yorkers’ attachment to recital etiquette, Mr. Crossley-Mercer’s interpretation, Mr. Peterson’s accompaniment and composer Michael Linton’s dazzling musical demands, moved the attendees into overdrive, […]

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Posh Platée at Theater an der Wien

So what’s Edwin Crossley-Mercer been up to just weeks before his Carnegie debut? Why portraying the fashionista Karl Lagerfeld at the Theater an der Wien of course. Robert Carson’s modern production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Platée appears poised to take the world of opera by storm. Listen to the reviews from ORF and BR Klassik by […]

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